Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our Bacterial DNA

The endosymbiotic theory of the bacterial origin of mitochondria is blowing my mind right now.

Are we simply hosts for a very, very sneaky bacteria going through an eon-dodgingly successful series of life stages? As meaningful as a virus-infected cricket that will be left to drown in a bird dish as the virus carries on to another cricket that comes for a drink?

"We are Devo" means so much more to me now.

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